Frozen Tundra

Parts

  • Motherboard: ASUS Z9PA-U8 ATX Server LGA 2011 DDR3 1600/1333/1066
  • CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2630 Sandy Bridge 2.3GHz LGA 2011 95W Six-Core Server CPU
  • CPU Cooler: Prolimatech PRO-MGH-BL CPU cooler Megahalems Blue w/ Intel Socket 2011
  • SSD: Corsair Neutron Series CSSD-N512GB3-BK 2.5" 512GB SATA III
  • HDD: 2 x Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001  3.5" 2TB 7200 RPM SATA III
  • VGA: NVIDIA Quadro K4000 VCQK4000-PB 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2.0 x16
  • RAM: 4 x 8GB (32GB) Kingston 32GB DDR3 ECC DDR3 1600 Server RAM KVR16E11K4/32
  • PSU: Thermaltake EVO-850MPCGUS-A 850W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular
  • Sound: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Zx
  • Optical 1: ASUS 24X DVD Burner SATA II
  • Optical 2: ASUS 12X Blu-Ray Black SATA II

Accessories

  • 4 x Logisys UV Blue Cold Cathode Lamp
  • Rosewill RCR-IC001 40-in-1 USB Card Reader
  • 4 x Apevia CF8S-UBL 80mm UV Blue Case Fan
  • 2 x Apevia CF312SL-UBL 120mm UV Blue Case
  • 4 x Frozen CPU 80mm Blue UV Fan Filter
  • 4 x CableToGo Sata Power & Data UV Blue Cable

Software

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit

In the harsh unforgiving tundra of the north, exists a mythical stronghold. This stronghold is said to be invisible to the untrained eye. Locals defend it, but why? In these harsh lands, those who provide power, warmth and reliability are protected as gods. They call it the Frozen Tundra's heart, this being provides like no other, it know no limits, its fruition power... unmatched. Don't let this gentle giant demeanor fool you, it CAN fight back, it HAS fought back. Those unfortunate souls who have tried to capture it now glow through its glass exterior, their souls trapped inside forever... forever slaves of the Frozen Tundra.

This computer was built for a client of ours who happens to work with the film industry. He has generated many CGI work for movie studios like Dream Works and Pixar. So why build such a costly and irresponsible computer? Well, why not? Joking aside, this computer's purpose is the be used as a home workstation for creating additional CGI models and animations for his home based productions.  This is one of the most impressive acrylic computers we've built, we've even caught our friend Ernesto Javier's eye, which we asked him to talk a couple of picture of our PC, here they are. Enjoy.

Ernesto Javier Photography's Picture

Regular Pictures

Other PC facts: 

·         Builder(s):  Paul Bangdiwala

·         Finished date - Friday, October 11-2013

Hints for building a similar PC:

  1. When building an all acrylic PC, there's no place to hide cable except behind other parts.

  2. Put most of the cables behind the motherboard.

  3. Install all components first while assembling the case, if you are in need of replacing a hard drive or other peripheral afterwards, make sure to have a 90degree screwdriver handy.

  4. Buy UV lights, its not the same as blue lights

  5. Go ahead, enter the stronghold with a bright torch...